Friday, July 21, 2017

Baywatch - The Movie Version of the Popular 1990s TV series

After few months already playing in most other countries, finally this movie premiered in Indonesia 2 days ago. I was not sure that this movie was going to play here due to the nature of the movie and because even though the poster was shown in some of the cinema websites, but they seemed to have gone in the past month or so. Until 2 or 3 weeks ago suddenly it popped again. The movie was something that I looked forward to since it was one of my (and my wife's) favorite TV shows many years ago. Especially when the movie was having few famous stars playing in it. Anyway let us move along to the movie.

Brief Story Line

Mitch Buchannon (Dwayne Johnson - MoanaThe Fate of the Furious etc) was a lieutenant of an elite team of lifeguards in Emerald Bay, Florida called Baywatch. He was well known to the people of the area since he had saved a lot of people there and even solved some cases around the beach. During one of his usual morning run, he found a small bag of drugs that was pushed ashore and realized that someone was distributing this in the area.

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Filosofi Kopi 2: Ben & Jody - The Sequel to that Wonderful Movie about Coffee Philosophy

This movie was already promoted since few weeks ago in the theaters through its trailer. As the sequel to a very good movie, obviously it was intriguing to see if it can continue or be even better than the original one. The film had premiered since 2 days ago but my wife and I already set our mind to see Despicable Me 3 then, so we planned to see this in next available time. Luckily my wife and I won tickets for the movie from a quiz held by news portal Merahputih.com and Overdoze Coffee shop (one of the sponsor of the movie). With my wife's 2 nephews and her younger sister who also won a ticket from another quiz, we saw this one at Plaza Senayan last night at 6.15 PM. Now let us get on with the movie.

Brief Story Line

Movie started 2 years after the original movie left off, where Ben (Chicco Jerikho - Bukaan 8, Surat Cinta Untuk Kartini etc) and Jody (Rio Dewanto - Surat dari Praha, Modus Anomali etc) went around Indonesia in their kombi van to introduce and "give away" their best coffee. After doing the same stuff over and over again, they realized that they were going nowhere. So they decided to return to Jakarta and re-opening their Filosofi Kopi coffee shop.

Friday, July 14, 2017

Despicable Me 3 - When Gru Meets his Long Lost Twin!

It was a bit late for Indonesians to enjoy this movie as when it premiered in the US, we were in the period of hiatus from Hollywood movies due to the Eid Al-Fitr holiday for 1 whole week. Nevertheless, a week late is better than few months late or even over a year like movies such as The Whole Truth or The Neighbor. Although to be fair those movies were not exactly blockbuster materials. Anyway, I was unable to see it on Wednesday due to my office was having foreign guest whom I had to accompany. So my wife and I only saw this film last night. Well let us get on to the movie then.

Brief Story Line

After the events from Despicable Me 2, Gru (Steve Carrel - The 40 Year Old Virgin, The Office TV series etc) and Lucy (Kristen Wiig - Ghostbusters 2016 version, Bridesmaids etc) were already married and became a couple of agents in the Anti-Villain League. During a heist of the largest diamond in the world by Balthazar Bratt (Trey Parker - Co-creator and voice actor in South Park TV series) on the ship in the middle of ocean, Gru and Lucy were the nearest agents on location and tried to capture him. Gru was able to save the diamond but Balthazar managed to escape.